Thomas Burke was born in circa. unknown. He married Julia Tulley in 1710. They had one child during their marriage. He died in 1738 at the age of 50. In 1747 he leased the lands forfeited by his father.

Birth

Thomas Burke was born in circa. unknown in Galway to Thomas McJonack Burke..

Marriage

Thomas Burke married Julia Tulley, daughter of James Tulley, circa 1710.

Death of Father

His father, Thomas McJonack passed away in August 1689 at the age of 39.

Birth of Son

His son John Burke was born in unknown, Ireland.

Death

Thomas Burke died in 1738 when he was 50 years old.

The Battle of Aughrim

Thomas Burke may have witnessed the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland while living in Galway, in July 1691.

Battle of Aughrim
The Battle of Aughrim, 12 July 1691 Galway, Ireland

The Battle of Aughrim (Irish: Cath Eachroma) was the decisive battle of the Williamite War in Ireland. It was fought between the largely Irish Jacobite army loyal to James II and the forces of William III on 12 July 1691, near the village of Aughrim, County Galway.

The battle was one of the bloodiest ever fought in Ireland, 5,000–7,000 people were killed. The Jacobite defeat at Aughrim meant the effective end of James’s cause in Ireland, although the city of Limerick held out until the autumn of 1691.

The battle “made a searing impression on the Irish consciousness”. Irish tradition came to refer to the battle as “Eachdhroim an áir” – “Aughrim of the slaughter” – after a line in a poem by Irish language poet Séamas Dall Mac Cuarta, the “Elegy for Sorley MacDonnell”.

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